What a fantastic place!
22.02.2007 - 26.02.2007
Well what can I say.. I LOVED THIS PLACE. It just had such a fantastic party feel, great beach, great views and I finally got some sunshine and only a few showers.
Curly and I travelled down forn Hervey Bay together on the night bus! Curly spent the day sorting out the bed bugs from Airlie Beach and I fell asleep on the beach and scorched the back of my legs! Too much sun and too many late nights led to a very early night for me. But we made up for it on Friday night. After a slow start and quiet alot of morning rain we made it up to the Light house overlooking Byron Bay for sunset. En route we saw Dolphins jumping in the breaking waves with the surfers. It was pretty spectacular. We then spent our last night together in Cocomangers drinking too much of our new favourite drink, Bundy and coke, (Bundy aka Bundaberg rum is a local rum produced south of cairns which goes down a bit to easily at any time of night).
On Saturday I said goodbye to Curly as she set of for a night in Brisbane and then Sydney. Again the weather was great so spent the day on the beach before making new friends and having a fantastic night out at The Beach Hotel with a live reggae band.
On Sunday I took a recommended day trip to Nimbin, which is the pot capital of australia which came about after the aquarius festival in the 70's. This place lives on tourism and I can't count the number of time I was offered cookies or pot. There are loads of old guys with white beards walking around shoeless completely stoned! There is an 'interesting' museum but I don't think it makes the slightest bit of sense unless you are stoned. All in all a very odd day! Monday meant saying goodbye to a much loved Byron Bay.